Nick Diaz Feels Most MMA Fighters Take Steroids
UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has always been an advocate against the use of performance enhancing drugs in MMA. Diaz has also never shy’d away from making claims that certain fighters in the UFC were using steroids, a claim he reiterates in a recent interview.
Making his first-ever appearance on MMA Fighting’s MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, here’s what the Stockton. California native had to say about the issue.
“Most fighters, for the most part, they like to do steroids. So that’s too bad for them. Either way, I look at it like there’s ups and downs for fighters who are doing a lot of steroids, and you know, I look at my career like a long-term….. Martial arts, when I do martial arts, it’s more of a life type of training. I do martial arts for myself in general, so I’m not trying to go there with needing extra help and doing all of that.
I just try to be as healthy as I can, pretty much. It’s not my thing really to be on steroids, so you have different types of fighters, I guess you could say. Different types of athletes. I think stylistically though, these guys who take steroids, they’re a just different crew a lot of times.”
Nick Diaz last fought at UFC 158 on March 16th, 2013 against Georges St-Pierre in Montreal, Canada. Diaz lost the fight in a lopsided decision to the former champion.
Diaz is set to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon against former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, at UFC 183 on January 31st, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nick Diaz makes the comments at the 11:15 mark of the video below.